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Katy Ryan

Katy Ryan

The day after graduating from the University of Missouri, Katy Ryan headed two hours west to Kansas City, a Midwestern metropolis that often lured Katy and her college companions for weekend trips filled with food, fun and shopping. More than five years later, the Columbia, Missouri native feels like a true Kansas Citian and freely admits her undying love for a city that continually reinvents itself. As a real estate writer for the Kansas City Star, Katy's Kansas City curiosity piqued while writing about the city's multi-million dollar downtown renaissance, a development boom that's pumped new life into the heart of the city.

Katy continues to combine her two great loves, Kansas City and writing, into covering business, real estate and lifestyle topics for various other publications, including the KC Business, CEO, and Midwest Commercial Journal, while also serving as editor for LV Mag and The Dot, two regionally-focused magazines based in the greater Kansas City area.

After living on the Country Club Plaza and in the Northland, Katy moved with her fiance and two cats to a loft in downtown's River Market, where she now feels truly at home. Her weekends are spent exploring restaurants, museums, and shopsadventures that always begin with produce and fresh-squeezed lemonade at the City Market. Although Indian and Middle Eastern foods are favorites, Katy often worships at the altar of the city's unofficial cuisine, barbecue—that is, when her vegetarian husband-to-be is otherwise occupied.

By Katy Ryan:

Moon Kansas City
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Missouri native Katy Ryan covers the best of the Kansas City area, including River Market, Crossroads, Westport, and Brookside. More




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